Savage Frontiers Issue #1 Debuts – A Pulp Fiction Throwback
Christmas came early this year. A few weeks ago, I checked my mailbox and waiting for me was the debut issue of a new pulp fiction magazine called Savage Frontiers. I received a color copy, which, to my understanding, is a limited edition. And it’s beautiful. I’m sure my delight was similar to what H.P. Lovecraft or Robert E. Howard felt when they fetched their mail and found an issue of Weird Tales in the old metal box.
This latest labor of love is brought to us by a couple of my oldest buddies, Sam Carnes and Paul Waggener. These guys are barbarians, modern day warriors, weary travelers, and two friends that I would trust with my life if I was ever in a jam. And both are writers in their own right. Sam contributes a story in this first issue titled Troll Hunt, and Paul gives us one called Macha. It’s some fabulous writing. I was hooked.
Their goal: to reincarnate the pulp fiction magazines of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. If issue one is any indication, they’re making it happen. I don’t get excited over much, but their latest endeavor has me pumped. I’m already chomping at the bit for issue 2.
I implore you, let’s help keep this thing alive at all costs. We need more fiction like this. The magazine is available in print and digital formats.
You can keep up with the latest news through Sam’s channel on Telegram called The Fiction Connection.